Ways to Give

There are many ways to give.

Please click a topic below to get more information.

One-time or Recurring Donation »

Please choose the way that works best for you to support the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Contact Cori Traub, Director of Philanthropy at cori@sclerodermaresearch.org or 800-441-CURE ext. 2, with any questions:

Consider setting up a gift to recur monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. You can increase the impact of your donation by giving us the power to focus on our research, knowing we have a steady stream of support.

Mail a Donation Check:

The Scleroderma Research Foundation
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484
San Francisco, CA 94104

Wire Transfers or Stock Gifts »

A cash gift is not the only way to support the SRF – you can donate gifts of stock or wire transfer funds directly

Wire Transfer:

Bank Name:

Wells Fargo Bank, N. A
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 

Beneficiary Account Name: Scleroderma Research Foundation
Wire Transfer Routing Number: 121000248
ACH Routing Number: 121042882
Account Number: 9976280256

Transfer Stock:

Please contact Cori Traub, Director of Philanthropy at cori@sclerodermaresearch.org or 800-441-CURE ext. 2 in advance of making a stock transfer so that we can be on the lookout for it and can properly acknowledge you.

To be used in conjunction with an authorization to your financial institution requesting a DTC:

To:Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
301 Tresser Blvd., 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Attn: The Strayer and Tanzilli Group
Phone: (203)356-8805
Fax: (203)437-4668
Firm Name: Merrill Lynch
Account Name: Scleroderma Research Foundation
Account Number: 877-02855
DTC #: 8862

Donor Advised Fund »

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you while allowing you to grant funds to charities of your choice. Contact your financial advisor or local community foundation for information on how to set up a DAF.

Contact your financial advisor or local community foundation for information on how to set up a DAF. If you already have a DAF, request a grant distribution through your Donor-Advised Fund sponsor and be sure to include the SRF tax ID number, #68-0087234

Tribute or Memorial Gifts »

Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone important to you.

You can select and personalize a tribute eCard to be sent immediately by email to the recipient of your choice. 

Give a Tribute Gift Online

Mail a Tribute Gift:

Mail a check and include the name of the person the gift is in honor or in memory of. We will mail a gift notification card if you provide the name and address of the person you’d like us to notify about your gift.

The Scleroderma Research Foundation
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484
San Francisco, CA 94104 

Online Fundraisers »

You can host your fundraiser in memory or in honor of a loved one, or for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. 

Create your own online fundraiser using the SRF donation portal

Visit our Cure Crew Fundraiser page and create an account. By using our portal, you have the option to customize your donation page, and friends and family can choose whether they would like to receive information about the Scleroderma Research Foundation and the important impact of their giving.

Create your own Facebook fundraiser

Simply log into your account and then go to the Facebook fundraiser page. Click on “Select Nonprofit” and look up the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Once you click on our organization, set your fundraising goal and share it to your page. You’ll be up and running!

Bequest or Planned Gifts »

Making a planned gift is one of the most meaningful ways to support the people and causes you love, and ensure future funding for research that will one day lead us to a world free from scleroderma. Donors who make a Planned Gift are invited to be recognized as members of the Sharon Monsky Legacy Society, which celebrates and recognizes donors today who have chosen to support scleroderma research with a gift beyond their lifetime.

There are many ways to make a planned gift to the Scleroderma Research Foundation through your will, retirement plan assets, life insurance, or charitable trusts. Here are a few tools that can help:

Create a will – for free

Even if you plan to live to be 150, you still need a will. The SRF has partnered with FreeWill to give you an easy way to write your legally valid will today, at no cost to you. The service is offered at no cost, regardless of whether you choose to leave a gift to the SRF or not. And you can change or update your will at any time. Go to freewill.com/srfcure to get started.

Sample Language for a Charitable Bequest*:

If you have more complex needs, the following sample language can help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that with the appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions:

Bequest of a specific amount: “I give to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, Inc. a California not-for-profit corporation recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484, San Francisco CA 94104, the sum of $ (amount) to be used for its general purposes.”

Bequest of a percentage of your estate: “I give to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, Inc. a California not-for-profit corporation recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484, San Francisco CA 94104, (percentage)% of the total value of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

Bequest that takes care of others first, and donates all or a percentage of the remainder: “I give to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, Inc. a California not-for-profit corporation recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484, San Francisco CA 94104, all or (percentage) % of my residuary estate to be used for its general purposes.”

The Scleroderma Research Foundation Tax ID is #68-0087234/

*This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Always consult your legal, tax, or other professional advisor(s) before implementing a planned gift to charity. 

If you have already included the Scleroderma Research Foundation in your estate plans, please notify us so we may celebrate and recognize your support today for a gift you will make in the future.

For questions or more information about planned giving, please contact Cori Traub, Director of Philanthropy at cori@sclerodermaresearch.org or 800.441.CURE ext. 2.

IRA Distribution »

If you are 70½ years or older you can transfer funds from your IRA directly to a charity such as the Scleroderma Research Foundation and reduce your taxable income. Contact your IRA administrator to learn about any restrictions and to transfer funds.

Employer Matching Gifts »

Many companies will match the donations of their employees. 

Use this easy tool to see if your employer will match your gift, request a matching gift form, and, in many cases, submit it electronically. It’s an easy way to increase the impact of your gift.

Workplace Payroll Deduction »

You may be able to give to the Scleroderma Research Foundation through your workplace Payroll Deduction program.

Workplace giving is convenient and generally allows deductions to be taken one time from your paycheck, or on a recurring basis over multiple pay periods.  Check with your Human Resources Department to see whether the Scleroderma Research Foundation is already included in your company’s list of recipient organizations. If your company doesn’t have its own payroll deduction program, they may be participating in one of the programs below:

United Way #10603264

You may be able to give to the Scleroderma Research Foundation at your workplace through United Way. Our United Way ID number is 10603264.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #11847

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government, allowing federal employees and retirees to pledge monetary support to approved charities. Our CFC number is #11847 and our Tax ID is #68-0087234. Visit Combined Federal Campaign (givecfc.org) to learn more about the CFC.

America’s Best Charities (ABC) #11847

ABC is an IRS-recognized nonprofit association that represents charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness. ABC facilitates gifts from contributors in fund drives primarily conducted in workplace settings. Visit https://www.best-charities.org/home/ for more information.

Health and Medical Research Charities of America

This is a federation of America’s best health and medical research charities that strive to serve all people through the most advanced and innovative research and treatment available. Visit www.hmr.org for more information.

Corporate Giving »

You and your company or employer can partner with us in a number of ways such as:

  • Match your gift
  • Participate in cause-related marketing, such as donating a portion of proceeds to the SRF
  • Sponsor an event—be a part of our global, signature fundraising event, Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine
  • Underwrite the SRF’s patient education program. To discuss this opportunity please contact Cori Traub, Director of Philanthropy at cori@sclerodermaresearch.org or call 800-441- CURE ext. 2
  • Be an internal advocate by recommending the SRF for an outright gift or grant
  • Encourage your company to shop for supplies through Amazon Smile, and name the SRF as the designated charity

Amazon Smile »

You can help fund scleroderma research whenever you shop online by using AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile offers the same products at the same prices as Amazon.com—but 0.5% of the purchase price of all eligible products is donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Make sure you select the Scleroderma Research Foundation as your designated charity on your account so that each time you shop AmazonSmile supports research for a cure!

Other Ways to Give »

If you would like to donate in another way or have any questions about making a gift, please contact Cori Traub, Director of Philanthropy at cori@sclerodermaresearch.org or 800-441-CURE x2.

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Tax ID #68-0087234